Reminder: if you want your email answered, please do not say don’t answer this on the blog. If you do, it won’t be answered. As of April I asked people to tell me specifically that I could answer it on the blog, as of July I am going to answer on the blog unless you tell me not to. Then I won’t answer at all.
If you send me email in text-speak, i.e. writing you as u and your as ur etc, I’m not answering it. If you can’t be bothered to write out the words, neither can I.
This is the new email policy as of April 2008:
As the blog grows in popularity I have to institute a new email policy.
I’m not just overwhelmed by the volume but some of the contents are disturbing.
Everyone is welcome to post in the comments section or to join the email group and post appropriately but this is the new policy for individual requests for help.
I have to keep myself safe physically, legally and psychologically so here goes:
New private email policy as of April 2008. updated :
I will answer these emails privately:
(all identifying/unusual information will be removed first). These emails will be answered on the blog only.
I absolutely will not answer these emails:
(I may compile some emails from high school students and answer on the blog and I have answered a few high school students already but the long dramatic high school emails are really too much for me. My daughter is 17 and there’s only so much high school drama I can listen to in one week. Sorry.).
If you want an email answered, I will answer on the blog unless you say don’t. I will remove all identifying information but if you send a million identifying details that are important to the story, it’s going to be on the blog.
If you don’t hear from me, re-write and give permission to post on the blog (with identifying/unusual/unique facts redacted).